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Park Crescent, Brighton

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Lovely pub and very friendly. My only criticism is that the ale is too warm and sometimes lifeless. It could be the Hall & Woodhouse brewery at fault but I have had better Badger elsewhere.
addlened - 18 Nov 2014 12:19
It's had its ups and downs but now is great , new chef , amazing good in the week and also roasts and has a good cosy atmosphere ,.
Definatley try the polish apple cake , it's scrumptious!
killbill72 - 3 Nov 2013 17:48
Used to be my favourite pub in brighton, however for the last two years has been run badly. With no atmosphere and bad sunday lunches - As a local resident I retry the pub every couple of months to see if things have improved. Today -Sunday lunch - the music was way above volume 11 - which meant me and my friends could not hear each other. The meal was sooooooooo salty I still feel sick.
daisyfriend - 5 Feb 2012 18:44
Nice place, good atmosphere. Badgers selection but the Tanglefoot was off!. Way too expensive for a regular option
shanover - 2 May 2010 12:40

Friend of mine took me here for a beer and banter whilst in Brighton for a few days. Nice friendly pub with a fantastic bar maid/wench called Robbie, who has a wonderful smile and a sense of humour. I hope we will meet again Robbie. Would return for more jovolities and a little libation and food.
suavegeezer - 19 Aug 2009 18:16
Great pub.. a plus or minus.. is that the manager stands on the bar drunk at the end of the night shouting and then ushers you out.. fun times!?!?!?!?
moonmonk - 13 Apr 2009 00:28
Best pub in town. best thing about it is its just down the rd.
mjc16 - 7 Jan 2009 20:25
A charming little local pub, with friendly and knowledgable staff, and lovely ales, and engaging regulars! There is a young fellow called Alan who has been a fine drinking companion on several of my visits to the 'Crescent', and we have happily whiled the hours away setting the world to rights! I shall warn you, however, I am showing my age here, but I cannot party like I used to.
beefy_beefy_beefy - 15 Jan 2008 15:53
I think this pub is great.
Off the beaten track but v. pleasant.
Ranger - 21 Nov 2006 11:18
The barmaids are angels. Not sure about the "disturbing customers", Not encountered any as yet! A wonderful pub!
timwills23 - 9 Oct 2006 14:34
This pub is starting to lose the plot. Many of the barstaff are clueless and some disturbing customers are starting to creep in. You read it here first.
anonymous - 14 Oct 2005 10:56
Chilled backstreet local - I always pay a visit when I'm in Brighton. Good beer selection, well kept and served by v nice barmaids!
Hojonny - 12 Sep 2005 14:32
In the basement flat of 44 Park Crescent during the summer of 1934 the life of Violet Kaye came to a violent end, thus sparking off one of Brighton’s famous trunk murders. Toni Mancini, who admitted packing Kaye’s torso into a cabin trunk and removing it to another address, was found not guilty at his trial, only for him to confess publicly to the murder forty-two years later. Whether Mancini popped round the corner to the Park Crescent for a stiff drink after the bloody deed is not recorded. The pub was GBG listed from 1998 to 2001, but that was in its King and Barnes period, before the 2000 takeover and closure of that much loved Sussex brewery by Hall and Woodhouse. Even so, the Park Crescent is still worth mentioning for its decent pint of Gribble Fursty Ferret. Also served are the H&W brewed ales, Tanglefoot and the misleadingly named King and Barnes Sussex Bitter. There is a circular drinking and seating area around a central bar. Old photos decorate the walls. (Spring 2004)
thequaffer - 26 Jan 2005 17:32
Very nice King & Barnes pub. Actually the food can be excellent, and the current barstaff are very good. Unusually for a Brighton "back street" pub, this one isn't at all cliquey and is well worth visiting if you're in the area.
anonymous - 11 Jan 2005 20:55
Nice pub. Good atmosphere and off the beaten track. Food is not amazing but ok and fairly decently priced. They do look after their beer though and the staff are always friendly. Nice warm place in Winter.
DMB - 14 Nov 2004 11:43

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